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Jul 10, 2012 8:00am PDT
in april of recruiting and using child soldiers to the democratic republic of congo's 1998-2003 war. is the first suspect to be convicted and sentenced at the hague since the icc was established a decade ago. the bangor in up spending eight more years behind bars. a prominent human rights activist and bahrain has been sentenced to three months in prison for publicly criticizing the u.s.-backed monarchy. he was detained last month after criticizing the bahrain government in for messages and media appearances, including one on "democracy now!" in may. rajab had only been out of jail for a few days after spending the previous three weeks behind bars. his next hearing will not come until mid september. in israel the government committee has a firm is also proclaimed right to build settlements throughout the occupied west bank and represented the -- the international court of justice has already ruled all of israel's west bank settlements are illegal, but israel said it would only consider dismantling scattered outposts it had not officially approved. the settlers use the outpost to stea
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Jul 19, 2012 3:00pm PDT
democracynow.org to see his report. texas is carried out its first execution using a single lethal drug instead of three. 33-year old yokamon hearn was killed with a dose of the sedative, despite concerns from death penalty opponents that it takes prisoners longer to die with a single drug method. he was killed despite claims by his lawyers he had mental impairment due to fetal alcohol syndrome. he was pronounced dead 25 minutes after the injection began. at least four other states, including ohio, arizona, idaho, and washington also use a single drug for executions. earlier this become a george opposed on the execution of another death row prisoner as it also prepares to execute prisoners using a single drug. a man who stripped naked at an airport in portland, oregon security checkpoint earlier this year to oppose airport screening measures has been found not guilty of indecent exposure. john brennan was arrested and charged in portland and as a parable in april -- airport in april after a pat down. his actions came amidst mounting secure the measures including concerns over the h
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Jul 27, 2012 3:00pm PDT
of people who have suffered that terrible loss. as you can see behind us, thousands of people die every day. this is a reality that could be changed. >> at the moment, you have governments willing to sell arms to any nation, not really caring about how they will be used. >> one of the 12 slain shooting victims of last resort massacre was laid to rest on thursday at a public funeral. an unidentified friend remembered micayla medek, a community college student who was 23 years old when she was shot dead. >> i have known micayla since i was 11. we grew up together. made some of the most amazing memories i will never forget and will always cherish. often times during the summers we spent weeks in each other's houses back and forth, back and forth. i would just show up and she was there with open arms, waiting for me. but the university of colorado has denied reports that a package sent by shooting suspect james holmes detailing plans for the massacre sat unopened in a campus mailroom before the shooting occurred. the school says the package was received the monday after the attack and
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Jul 20, 2012 8:00am PDT
response to the crisis in syria. >> russia has said the use the veto in a bid to prevent any future pretext for military force. speaking at the u.n., the russian ambassador claimed the u.s. and its allies are seeking to target the assad regime as part of a bid to weaken iran. tens of thousands of people marched in cities across spain on thursday largest protest to date against massive spending cuts and tax increases pushed through to obtain a bailout for the country's banks. demonstrators to to the streets as spanish lawmakers approved a new round of austerity measures in parliament, including a higher sales tax and cuts to the wages of public workers. a spanish union leader said the new austerity measures threaten spain's future. >> this is a true aggression against the workers out of work, against the workers from the public sector, against the self- employed, against the professionals, against the middle class of this society who will go straight to poverty as a result of this plan. this is a plan of budget cuts that goes against spain's economy. in economic terms, it is suicidal
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Jul 6, 2012 6:00pm EDT
sanctions on syria similar to those used against the gaddafi regime ahead of the nato attack on libya. at an international friends of syria gathering in paris, secretary of state clinton invoked the threat of chapter 7 under the u.n. charter, which ranges from economic embargos to military force. the news comes as the regime of syrian president bashar al- assad has apparently suffered its highest level defection to date. on thursday, opposition activists said syrian general tlas, a member of the al-assad inner circle, had fled to turkey, reportedly over his anger at the syrian government's killing of civilians. in other syria news, the online whistleblower wikileaks continues to release documents from the syria files, more than 2 million emails said to be from syrian political figures, ministries, an associate companies over six-year period ending earlier this year. wikileaks spokesperson sarah harrison said the files would embarrass not only the syrian government, but many of its political foes. >> more than 2 million emails from syrian political figures, ministries, and associated c
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Jul 12, 2012 8:00am PDT
revealing obamacare. >> american people want us to create jobs. that is what we should be using the time on the floor for, not this useless, bill to know where the the serious damage to the health and economic well-being of america's families. >> the house vote mark the 33rd time the house has voted to repeal all or part of obama's health care law. bashar al-assad has suffered the first defection from its diplomatic ranks. syria's ambassador to iraq announced his resignation and his new allegiance to syria's rebels. >> i am announcing my resignation as syria's ambassador to iraq. i am also announcing a withdrawal from the party in column of remembers to do the same because the regime has used it as a. i'm announcing from this moment on that i am siding with the revolution in syria. it is my natural place in these difficult circumstances under which syria is going through. >> the defection comes as al- assad faces the threat of new international sanctions at the united nations. on thursday, the u.s. and three security council allies submitted a new proposal that would give al-assad a
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Jul 13, 2012 8:00am PDT
to the security council and all of its members, including russia, to join us in a serious resolution that gives special envoy kofi annan what he needs. >> more than 100 people were killed on thursday when a gasoline tanker crashed and exploded in nigeria's niger delta. many of the victims lost their lives as they try to scoop up the tanker's oil as a leak on the ground. an exhaustive independent probe has concluded top officials at penn state university -- including legendary football coach joe paterno -- covered up sexual molestation allegations against an assistant coach 14 years before they finally came to light. the seven-month investigation reveals paterno, school president graham spanier, and other school officials were aware former penn state assistant football coach jerry sandusky was accused of child molestation as early as 1998, or were only concerned with protecting the school's image. the report concludes that a "culture of reverence for the football program" at the school led to a cover-up that "failed to protect against a child sexual predator harming children for over
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Jul 23, 2012 3:00pm PDT
are here to talk about our rights as sex workers. they are fundamental for us. >> in mexico, thousands marched against the elected president pena nieto. his critics have accused him of buying votes and rigging coverage over his opponent will press obrador. public protest is the only way to counter the mexican media bias towards nieto. >> this is our only way to combat the manipulation of the media outlets. they own the television screen. they only talk about what is convenient. that is why we are here, those of us will -- not willing to conform. this is the only way we can make them feel of our discontent and let them know we do not agree with what is happening. >> penn state has removed the now infamous bronze statue of the late head coach joe paterno following a scathing report that found him and other school officials covered up child molestation. a recent investigation found he and three others hit sexual molestation allegations against assistant coach jerry sandusky 14 years before they finally came to light. workersmolestation. remove the bronze statue outside of the s
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Jul 25, 2012 6:00pm EDT
the consent decree, the deal imposes hundreds of new policies overseeing police actions including use of force, searches, seizures, arrests, and interrogations'. new orleans police officers have been linked to a number of cases of unlawful force and even covering up their crimes, including the shooting deaths of two people on the danzinger bridge in the aftermath of hurricane katrina. a justice department probe last year found corruption and dysfunction in nearly every area of the new orleans police. on the campaign trail, republican candidate mitt romney addressed a gathering of the veterans of foreign wars on tuesday in reno. romney's the address to criticize the open administration's record on security leaks and foreign policy. >> the president's policies have made it harder to recover from the deepest recession in 70 years, exposed the military to cuts that no unjustified, compromised our national security secrets. and in dealings with other nations, he has given trust where it is not earned, in salt where it was undeserved, an apology or is not do. >> romney departs today for for
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Jul 31, 2012 8:00am PDT
olympic hero came to speak in london a short while ago, and during his talk he got us to repeat, "i am not afraid of offending my oppressors crime i would like to do the right now. it is a port where not silenced by heavy handed authorities try to stamp out any kind of defense. we have our right to do this in a democratic society. we ought to be able to challenge. it is not appropriate that people are treated as criminals for speaking the truth, is what it comes down to. repeat after me. i am not afraid of offending my oppressor. >> i am not afraid of offending my oppressor. >> london has rolled out its largest secured operation since world war ii, approximately 18,200 armed forces, personnel are providing security for the olympic games, almost double the number of british troops serving in afghanistan. helicopters, a bomb disposal units are on the stand by by the ministry of defense, also missile launchers are attached to some roofs of buildings. the mayor defended the massive security operation. >> we were always when have loads of military personnel anyway, so it really has not c
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Jul 3, 2012 8:00am PDT
regulate them, but not guns. anyone can sell guns to those who regularly use the arms to kill their own people. >> how many guns had he got on you? >> 43. >> how many bananas? only to that, because that is regulated. >> justin brand. we'll speak with amnesty usa executive director suzanne nossel. all of that and more coming up. this is "democracy now!," democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. at least 25 people have been killed and more than 50 wounded in a car bombing in the iraqi city of diwaania. crowdedack targeted a crowd o market. with sectarian attacks on the rise, at least 237 people were killed in iraq last month, making june 1 of the bloodiest since u.s. forces withdrew late last year. syrian president bashar al-assad has expressed regret for the downing of a turkish air jet that stoked tensions with neighboring turkey last month. speaking to a turkish newspaper, al-assad said he will not allow the incident to escalate into combat between the two countries. in other syria news, dozens of members of syria's opposition met in cairo on monday to formulate
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Jul 9, 2012 6:00pm EDT
not want the subject to that themselves. those who use the massacre as a justification to call for western air strikes or western invasion is should think this massacre should be a reminder of what could happen not only without an invasion, but because of an invasion. >> rafif jouejati, your response? >> i really think that no syrian wants military intervention simply for the sake of military intervention. we have been pushing along the lines of civil disobedience, a creative non-balance supporting of the sanctions. we had some very successful shellings yesterday. the al-assad regime only knows violence. it appears he and his cronies will only go through violence. we have to look at the options available to us. rafif jouejati what about what is happening right now? meetingut kofi annan with al-assad today? >> kofi annan by his own emission has tendered a failed peace plan and apparently he has reached some agreement with bashar al-assad on a political solution, but they have not communicated what that is. what i do know is there is a lot of talk of a peaceful transition and there i
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Jul 30, 2012 3:00pm PDT
fuel hopes for an eventual agreement. >> it goes without saying the increased use of heavy weapons, reportedly even jet fighters, has already caused many civilian casualties and with many more a grave risk. taking all this together with the report of forces in and around aleppo, we believe this bodes ill for people of that city. >> as the talks collapse of the united nations, top state department official openly bragged u.s. government efforts had helped boost foreign military sales to record levels this year. speaking to a group of military reporters, andrew shapiro said -- according to shapiro, u.s. arms sales have already topped $50 billion in fiscal 2012, putting u.s. on pace to increase its total for the year by 70%. at least seven people have been killed in the u.s. drone strike in the pakistani area of north waziristan. as in previous strikes, pakistani officials say the victims were militants, but the obama administration's policy is to deem all adult male drone targets as militants unless exculpatory evidence is found after their deaths. the strike comes just as the head o
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Jul 26, 2012 8:00am PDT
governments to stop transfer of arms if it's known or there is a substantial risk the arms will be used for war crimes or crimes against humanity, acts of genocide, and serious violations of human rights. >> the fallout from the fatal police shootings of two latino men this week and continues in anaheim, california, with at least 24 people arrested and a mass protests that stretched late into tuesday night. several people were injured in major clashes between police and protesters as hundreds of people marched through downtown anaheim, some reportedly smashing windows and setting fires. on wednesday, the mother of the police victim manuel diaz said she did not want it to be her son's legacy. treasury secretary timothy geithner appeared before congress wednesday to answer questions surrounding his initial response to the reading of the international interest rate, libor. the banking giant barclays was fined $453 million last month for manipulating libor, which provides the basis for rates on trillions of dollars in transactions across the globe. recent documents and testimony have fueled acc
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Jul 18, 2012 6:00pm EDT
is set to take effect in early august, the law bans the use of public funds by state or local government to contact with any organization that provides abortions as one of its services. planned parenthood of arizona says the ban targets for organization, which provides cancer screenings and well women exams in exit -- in addition to abortions. a new york times reporter has revealed the obama and romney campaigns are exerting major influence on the media by demanding editing power over quotes used in stories. in a front-page article, jeremy peters said journalists are largely acquiescing to demands by politicians and their visors by allowing them to approve quotes before publication. peters noted a white house practice of holding so-called deep background briefings, where reporters can paraphrase senior obama administration officials but cannot identify them or quote what they say. he described how quotes collected from campaign officials are said to them for approval and are often redacted, stripped of colorful metaphors, colloquial language and anything even mildly provocativ
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Jul 17, 2012 6:00pm EDT
allowed mexican drug cartels and firms linked to terrorism to use the banking giant hsbc to funnel money into the united states. of the report found loose protections at hsbc's u.s. unit provided a "gateway for terrorists to gain access to u.s. dollars and u.s. financial system." among other allegations, the bank reportedly supplied $1 billion to a firm whose founder has ties to al qaeda. hsbc is also accused of shipping billions in cash from mexico to the united states, despite warnings the money was coming from drug cartels. the report friends rampant violations at hsbc as part of a larger problem of illegal money entering the united states for international financial firms. in addition to hsbc, legislators called it a top u.s. bank regulators for failing to popular monitor the bang. -- to properly monitor the bank. it said lax government oversight has helped fuel financial wrongdoing. the report on hsbc comes amid widespread scandals in the global financial sector, including news the british bank barclays manipulated a key global interest rate. a former art as executive who left
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Jul 24, 2012 8:00am PDT
the weekend. police used dogs, rubber bullets and tear gas on residents protesting one of the killings. in new york, an update on the police killing of kenneth chamberlain sr. inside his own home rid of the white plains police officer accused of calling chamberlain the n word shortly before he was shot dead has been suspended without pay. >> it is clear the white plains police department and the city as a whole turns a blind eye to these things. if these officers engaged in the same kind of without being able to hide behind a badge and shield, they would be charged with a felony, serious felonies. they would very well be in jail. >> all of that and more coming up. this is "democracy now!," democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. aurora shooting suspect james holmes made his first court appearance on monday, days after allegedly killing 12 people and wounding dozens more in a shooting rampage at a local movie theater. the district attorney carol chambers of colorado's arapahoe county said prosecutors had yet to decide if they will seek the death penalty. >>
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Jul 2, 2012 3:00pm PDT
necessary precautions to ensure that the use of drones compliance with international law. i urge them to conduct investigations that are transparent, credible, and independent, and to provide victims with effective remedies. >> at least 13 people have died and more than 3 million left without power after violent storms and a record-setting heat wave hit the eastern united states. emergencies were declared in maryland, ohio, virginia, west virginia, and washington, d.c. after a massive storm unleashed hurricane-storm winds. the head of the utility company pepco said residents in washington and virginia could be without power until friday. >> crews continue to work around the clock to restore service to each customer. they estimate a global restoration time we will provide today is 11:00 p.m. on friday, july 6. that will represent restoration for the vast majority of our customers. at least 90% of customers will have their service restored by friday evening. >> power grids were further strained as a way from the plains to the mid-atlantic brought record temperatures. more than two
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Jul 5, 2012 8:00am PDT
for some. glenn greenwald on how the law is used to destroy equality and protect the powerful. we will talk about the obama administration's failure to prosecute wall to executives, the future of wikileaks, and the growing surveillance state. but first, amy goodman goes to spend more protesters are celebrating a major victory after the country's high court opened a criminal investigation into the former head of spain's biggest mortgage lender. a former imf chief rodrigo rato. we speak with organizers of the historic may 15 movement, the indignados. >> maybe, eventually, maybe one of these guys will pay. we have this impression that no one -- they do what they won. they still, like, nothing happens. today, maybe, something will happen. i'm very happy. >> all of that and more coming up. this is "democracy now!," democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm juan gonzalez filling in for amy goodman. nato supply convoys have resumed in pakistan after the u.s. finally apologized for a deadly attack that occurred last year. pakistan had barred the nato trucks that carry supplies for t
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Jul 16, 2012 3:00pm PDT
ago. heavy weaponry including tanks and mortar fire has reportedly been used in areas to the city's south. committee of the red cross to join the united nations in describing the conflict in syria as a civil war. the red cross had previously kept its assessment to a handful of flashpoint areas, but now says the violence is nationwide. the observer mission meanwhile has confirmed heavy weaponry was used last week in the village of tremseh, where pro-assad forces were accused of massacring more than 100 civilians. u.n. spokesperson announced the observers' findings earlier today. >> our observers confirmed the use of direct and indirect weapons including artillery and mortar shells and small arms. counts of 27 eyewitnesses' we interviewed, the consistent accounts indicated the attacks were 5:00 in the morning by shelling and ground forces. >> the al-assad regime has denied carrying out a massacre in tremseh, claiming it killed anti-government rebels. the an arab league peace envoy kofi annan is headed to moscow for talks on a new security council response to the ongoing violence in sy
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Jul 11, 2012 6:00pm EDT
uses tax loopholes available only to the super rich. >> this is really something that is not going to appeal to americans unless mitt romney comes out and says, "we must change our tax code because it is up in the ball. i am one of the people who weren't too runner in the system -- who has learned to run around the system." that is not what he is doing. people will react negatively to this. >> your father released his tax returns not for one year, but for 12. when he did that, he said one year could be a fluke, perhaps done for show. will you follow your father's example? >> maybe. >> it includes a clip of romney from cnn republican presidential primary debate in south carolina in january, responding to the moderator. now such ads have put romney back on the hot seat, despite reports of a still struggling economy and high unemployment, a new poll shows obama has extended his lead over romney to 6 percentage points. speaking to radio iowa late monday, romney answered his critics about his secretive accounting. >> i realize the president's failure to actually reignite the economy makes
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Jul 4, 2012 6:00pm EDT
. after statehood, known as one of those old, hard hitting, fist fighting democrats. he used to discount the votes all the time. every time my dad went to town, it was common, the first question i would ask him when they came in writing on the horse that evening i would say, well, how many fights did you have today? he would take me up on his knee and tell me who he was fighting, why, all about it. why don't we show a couple of these fascists what a hillbilly can do it. i was born in that little town. dad build a six-room house. cost him about $7,000. the day after, it burned down. >> how big was the place? >> in those days, about 1500. a few years later, about 5000. struck some pretty rich oil pools all-around there in garrison kitty, cromwell, seminole, sam springs, spring hill, all up and down the whole country they have oil. pretty nice old fields. >> any of the oil coming your family? >> no, we got the grease. we turn now to go coffman. kaufman is a professor of american literature and culture at the university of like richest third in central england. i interviewed kaufman recently
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